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MSI GE62VR and GE72VR - Keep cool with Advanced Cooler Technology

MSI GE62VR and GE72VR - Keep cool with Advanced Cooler Technology

Performance needs control. Thanks to the Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards, both the MSI GE62VR Apache Pro as well as the larger MSI GE72VR Apache Pro get an enormous performance boost. The new Cooler Boos 4 Technology provides effective cooling of the components to ensure the maximum performance in all situations. (ad)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2.9 GHz i5, Touch Bar) Notebook Review

89% Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2.9 GHz i5, Touch Bar) Notebook Review

The better 13-inch Pro? The MacBook Pro 13 Touch Bar is Apple's new 13-inch flagship model. Besides the obvious OLED display above the keyboard, however, there are more differences compared to the entry-level model with function keys. Is it worth the $300 premium?
Intel Core i5-6267U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
CrossOver allows Windows apps to be run through Android. Wine may soon add the feature to their software. (Source: Liliputing)

Wine may develop Windows compatibility layer for Android

The developers of the open-source compatibility layer software may soon bring Windows apps to Android. This move could in turn allow Windows software to run on newer Chromebooks that support Android apps.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update December 2016
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Desktop PCs continue to outsell smartphones and tablets in the business sector

Desktop PCs continue to outpace smartphones and tablets in the business sector

More than half of surveyed business users rely on their personal smartphones for work as companies would rather give out desktop PCs than handheld devices.
HP 15-ay116ng Notebook Review

78% HP 15-ay116ng Notebook Review

Surprisingly good. The HP 15-ay116ng costs 500 Euros (~$532) - a lot of money for a simple office notebook. But the laptop has a lot to offer: a Kaby Lake processor, a Full HD display and an SSD. Added to this is very good battery life and low operating noise.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H Notebook Review

79% Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H Notebook Review

Cheap 13.3-inch laptop Acer's 13.3-inch laptop delivers good battery runtimes, a decent keyboard, and a matte display. Intel's new Apollo Lake platform makes for a significant performance gain when compared to the predecessor platform. Pro: The small computer features a maintenance hatch.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

December 2016 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook Review

86% HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook Review

Business giant17-inch laptops are rare in the business sector. Thus, it is all the more pleasing that HP offers a particularly well-conceived model in its portfolio in the form of HP ProBook 470 G4. Our report reveals why it does not have any serious competition.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 930MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
The PC market's decline showed signs of improvement this Q3 due to strong ultraportable/convertible sales. (Source: Pixabay)

Q3 PC shipments beat expectations by 2 points; still down 2.1% on-year: IDC

Market intelligence firm IDC sees strong improvement in thin and convertible laptop shipments for Q3 2016, beating expectations by a wide margin. As a result, the projection of the (still declining) market has improved from a 7.2% to a 6.4% decline.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

December 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

December 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

December 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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The Teclast X5 Pro looks remarkably similar to the Microsoft Surface line of Hybrids. (Source: Gearbest)

Teclast unveils Kaby Lake powered X5 Pro

The 2-in-1 device looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro, right down to the built in kickstand, and is powered by a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Asus ROG GX800 coming this month for 5500 Euros

Asus ROG GX800 coming this month for 5500 Euros

The liquid-cooled 18.4-inch 4K UHD "notebook" will be receiving its Pascal update in time for the Holidays.
The Aero 14 is back and VR Ready. (Source: GIGABYTE)

Gigabyte releases updated Aero 14 with GTX 1060

Gigabyte's battery-packed (94.24 Wh) Aero14 has been upgraded with a VR-Ready GTX 1060. Other specs include a QHD IPS display, storage up to 1TB m.2 PCIE SSD, and RAM up to 32 GB DDR4-2400.
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HP is hoping the ProBook x360 11 will be a hit in education. (Source: HP)

HP targets classrooms with the ProBook x360 11

Designed from "the ground up" for educational settings, the ProBook x360 11 is an inexpensive, durable, and capable convertible with active pen support.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1050 for Laptops to be released on CES 2017

Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1050 for Laptops to be released on CES 2017

While the GPUs of the Pascal generation are already available in many high-end gaming notebooks, the middle-class of the new GPU generation is still missing. According to DigiTimes, this will change in January with the release of the GeForce GTX 1050.
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MSI CX72-7QLi581 Notebook Review

77% MSI CX72-7QLi581 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The CX72 is a 17.3-inch notebook destined to sit on the home-office table. The laptop has low heat and noise emissions and a powerful Kaby Lake processor, but the display is lacking. We will find out more about this model in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Portable powerhouse. The Aorus X7 DT v6 is one of the thinnest notebooks available with the GTX 1080. What benefits will users get from its $3100 USD asking price compared to the $2800 USD EVGA SC17 or $1700 USD HP Omen 17?
Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Core m business notebooks. The "traditional" Portege Z30 stands on relatively equal ground with the the thinner and fanless alternatives from Dell and HP in terms of weight and missing features.
(Source: Samsung)

Samsung not leaving the PC market: official statement

Samsung has officially denied rumors it would sell its PC division to Chinese juggernaut Lenovo.
Cube's Mix Plus is a low-powered, low-cost laptop/tablet hybrid. (Source: Cube)

Kaby Lake powered Cube Mix Plus now available for pre-order

The 10.6 inch 2-in-1 sports a Core M Kaby Lake processor. Is the Chinese manufactured hybrid a good value?
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ Notebook Review

80% Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ Notebook Review

Cheap DTR.The Aspire E5-774 works very quietly, barely heats up, offers simple upgrade options, an FHD screen and good battery life - a nice desktop replacement. The price is relatively low at 550 Euros (~$583), but the laptop does not come with a Windows OS.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 17.3" | 3 kg
Samsung corporate logo, Samsung to split in two

Samsung might split in two

An unnamed source quoted by a South Korean newspaper revealed that Samsung Electronics could follow the advice of US activist hedge fund Elliott Management and split in two, but nothing is official yet.
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Is life with the new MacBook and an iPhone 7 better despite the need for adapters?

Dongle life with Apple MacBook (Pro) and iPhone 7: The Video

How is life with the new MacBook (Pro) and the iPhone 7, The Verge wondered and made a video about it. Is it better now than with previous generations? Or are you stuck in dongle hell? Watch and find out for yourself!
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The Spin 7 is touted as the world's thinnest convertible laptop. (Source: Acer)

Acer Spin 7 and Spin 5 now available in the United States

Acer's new Spin 7, currently the world's thinnest convertible notebook, and Spin 5 bring more options to consumers looking for a 2-in-1 device.
The Pinebook will soon launch as a laptop alternative to the Raspberry Pi for $89.

Pinebook: Cheap Linux laptop with Quad-Core ARM processor

Pine64 launched an alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi last year, based on an Allwinner A64 ARM-CPU. Now they announced two laptop versions and called them Pinebooks. They will be available starting at $89 and run both Android and Linux.
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Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB Convertible Review

Imperfect. Lenovo has put a largely useless dedicated graphics card in its new 14-inch convertible. Thankfully, the other components ensure the device can do its job as a mobile office companion. In our detailed review, we will check this model and see how its limited battery life and other flaws stack up in comparison to the competition.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R5 M430 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

Live Review // Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even a real alternative for users of the previous MBP 13.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 450 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Samsung Chromebook Pro Chrome OS notebook, Lenovo to buy Samsung PC business

Samsung might sell its PC business to Lenovo

Not long after selling its printer business to HP for about $1 billion, it looks like Samsung is now in talks with Lenovo, a giant apparently interested in acquiring its PC business.
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HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

The business oriented laptops are powered by AMD's 7th generation PRO APUs.
Eve successfully started their crowdfunding campaign for the V 2-in-1.

Eve V-Surface Killer on Indiegogo: First batch sold out after 3 hours!

Yesterday, Eve started their crowdfunding campaign for the V 2-in-1 Surface Pro competitor on Indiegogo. All 500 units available for the first batch were sold in under three hours, but you can still secure your device from the second batch that is due to be delivered in April/May of next year.
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EVGA SC17 GTX 1070 Notebook Review

83% EVGA SC17 GTX 1070 Notebook Review

More power, same features. The impressive overclock-ready SC17 is now officially on the Pascal train, but its continuing lack of features puts the notebook at a disadvantage in the 17-inch gaming category.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Apple puts the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in line with a lot of other human inventions.

Apple Bulbs: MacBook Pro promo video puts Touch Bar in line with major innovations

Apple has released a new promo video for the MacBook Pro called Bulbs that follows a series of innovations from the invention of fire up to the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro to highlight, that it's new ideas that push the world forward.
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Fujitsu unveils new U series notebooks with Kaby Lake

Fujitsu unveils new U series notebooks with Kaby Lake

The new lightweight Lifebook U7x7 series spans 12.5-inch to 15.6-inch screen sizes designed for mobility without sacrificing full-size ports.
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

88% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

Robust. This robust 14-inch laptop from Dell will thrive in harsh conditions. The very bright IPS screen and the whopping 97 Wh battery ensure that this laptop is ready for wherever your work takes you.
Intel Core i5-6300U | AMD Radeon R7 M360 | 14" | 3 kg
Eurocom: Twitter poll for Black Friday Super Special

Eurocom: Twitter poll for Black Friday Super Special

Black Friday ahead: Eurocom launches a Twitter only Black Friday Super Special where fans can vote for the system they would like to be discounted on Black Friday.
Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The Performance Enigma. Gaming qualities aside: the stealth-action game, Dishonored 2, is not running as smoothly as one would expect. The PC version is suffering from performance drops. In the following review, we will check how the game runs on notebooks.
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB Notebook Review

81% Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB Notebook Review

Too expensive. Lenovo's 15.6-inch all-rounder scores with good equipment, a decent portion of computing power, and gaming suitability. The battery life can only be called mediocre. Furthermore, Lenovo demands an exorbitant price of 999 Euros (~$1058) for the laptop.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Global notebook shipments to drop 4% in 2016

Global notebook shipments to drop 4% in 2016

Global notebook shipments for 2016 is estimated to decline by 4% compared with the prior year to around 157.9 million units, reports global research firm TrendForce. Laptop shipments will continue to fall next year.
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Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Let's get cracking! A word to the wise at the big gaming companies, where they routinely spend millions and put casts of thousands to work developing high-end games. Alongside all those big boys -- like Battlefield, FIFA, and Assassin's Creed -- Germans also delight in playing on a farming simulator. Here's a look at what's up with the latest version, as shown in this benchmark report.
iFixit's teardown shows that repairs will be very difficult. (Source: iFixit)

iFixit's teardown of Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar reveals differences, difficulties

The new Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar has markedly different internals from its non-Touch Bar brother, including changes that make it horribly difficult to repair.
MSI goes VR: Notebook fun with the HTC Vive

MSI goes VR: Notebook fun with the HTC Vive

We are ready. Thanks to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, virtual reality finally livens up. We had the chance to scrutinize this promising technology in cooperation with MSI. Here are our impressions from the new virtual world. (Sponsored article.)
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Aorus X5 is a thin-and-light notebook with massive power under the hood. (Source: Aorus)

CES 2017 | Aorus X5 wins CES Innovation Award for second year running

The Aorus X5 has been recognized with a CES Innovation Award in gaming. This marks the second year in a row the slim gaming powerhouse has won this honor.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$877) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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